How Do I Read My Bill?

Our bill format is designed to communicate clearly all relevant information about your electricity use and costs. View the sample bill for more details.

  1. Account Number
    A unique identifier can be used to find information about your account online or when you call JNEC.

  2. Current Charges Due Date
    The date by which payment must be received to avoid late charges.

  3. Total Amount Due
    It contains both current charges and any unpaid balance if applicable.

  4. After Due Date Add
     Contains amount due if paid after the due date.

  5. Billing Date
    The date the bill is created. 

  6. Service Location
    The service location number is a unique sequence of letters and numbers that JNEC uses to identify where the billed electric service is located within its service area.

  • A. Cycle – The number here identifies the cycle of your JNEC billing schedule. JNEC has four different billing cycles per month, due at different times of the month.

  • B. Rate Schedule – The number here identifies the rate classification of which your electric service is billed. 

  • C. Meter number – A unique number assigned by JNEC to each meter served by JNEC. Depending on the rate classification, some members have more than one meter on their accounts.

  • D. Current and previous meter reading dates – The numbers on your meter that show how many kilowatts you used during this billing cycle that determine how much you will be billed.  

  • E. PCRF – A portion of the kWh rate goes directly to the cost of purchasing electric power. However, sometimes the actual cost to purchase power can exceed the portion of the standard kWh rate that is designed to cover this cost. Many factors can cause an increase in PCRF. Some factors such as market conditions, supply shortages, constraints on the transmission grid, maintenance, and increased fuel costs, can contribute to an increase in PCRF. The Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF) is the difference between the actual cost of purchasing/producing a kWh and the portion of your kWh rate that is dedicated to power cost. The PCRF only collects costs associated with the purchase of generated power. It does not contain any costs associated with delivering power to your meter.

  • F. The number of days billed – The number of days in this billing cycle. This can change from month to month. In a normal billing cycle, the days will usually range from 28-31 days.

  • G. The total kWh used – This is the usage your account consumed during the specified billing period identified on your bill. 

JNEC Example Bill